Tibetans hold vigil in capital

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 19:21

New Delhi: Tibetans today observed a vigil
here to express solidarity with those who lost their lives for
independence of their homeland.

As part of `Worldwide Vigil Day for Tibet`, placard-
holding Tibetans marched to Jantar Mantar from Rajghat where
they held a day-long vigil.

Today`s event was also attended by a young monk group
from Drakgo. These monks will be going to various parts of
India to raise awareness on the plight of Tibetians.

"20 Tibetans have self immolated so far in Tibet, out of
which 13 have succumbed to injuries. Many of them being
students, monks and nuns," said coordinator Tenzin Norbu.

"We demand complete withdrawal of Chinese military from
Tibetan monasteries and also demand that diplomats, tourists
and international media be allowed to report the atrocities
faced by locals there," he said.

"No one can dare to carry a picture of His Holiness Dalai
Lama, in Tibet. They are threatened to be killed. So many of
our monks have died and nuns have been raped by the Chinese
back home," 44-year-old Wangdu, a former soldier, alleged.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 19:21

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